Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

HomeBuddies Program

HomeBuddies and Meals on Wheels: a perfect partnership

It is common for the bond that forms between a pet and their homebound or elderly caregiver to be very deep. Pet ownership among this group of people has been shown to have dramatic positive effects including reduced stress, fewer feelings of isolation and loneliness, lowered blood pressure and a greater sense of general wellbeing.   

Woman_in_wheelchair_petting_dogAt the same time, elderly and homebound Meals on Wheels clients often have a particularly challenging time providing appropriate care for their pets. They frequently have limited access to appropriate pet food and little or no access to veterinary care. Rather than give up the companionship of their pet, these pet owners may feed people-food and forgo veterinary care altogether. That’s where we help!

We partner with the Voluntary Action Center’s Meals on Wheels program to provide pet food and supplies to clients of the Meals on Wheels programs. VAC volunteers deliver the pet supplies along with their regularly scheduled visits. In addition, the HomeBuddies Coordinator makes contact on a periodic basis providing pet care advice, transportation to and from routine vet visits on a limited basis and generally works to resolve any pet-related issues as they appear.

If you’d like more information about this program, contact Leah at 815-758-2457 ext. 117 or programs@tailshumanesociety.org

All pet food, supplies and veterinary care is provided for free of charge!

Announcements

Adoption Event at Pawfest 2018

Please join us this Saturday, July 21 from 10:00-5:00 at Paw Lickin' Good's annual fundraiser and anniversary celebration, Pawfest! The event will take place in Paw Lickin' Good's parking lot (2684 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178). There will be fantastic raffle prizes, contests, music, free food and lots more. We will have some amazing, adoptable dogs and puppies at the event that can't wait to meet you! All proceeds will be split between Tails Humane Society and Raven's Husky Haven and Rescue. If you visit Paw Lickin' Good this week, you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and participate in other fundraising contests prior to the event! PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! You can help make a difference in the lives of deserving pets.

Mutt Strut Registration Now Open! 

Click here to check out the event page and register!

 

Last updated 7/19/18